The Resource The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, Nadia Hashimi, (electronic resource)

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, Nadia Hashimi, (electronic resource)

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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
Title
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
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Nadia Hashimi
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eng
Summary
Afghan American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See. In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperon her older sisters. But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-aunt Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way. Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. But what will happen once Rahima is of age? Will Shekiba always live as a man? And if Rahima cannot adapt to life as a bride, how will she survive?
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Hashimi, Nadia
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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, Nadia Hashimi, (electronic resource)
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online
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9781483006758
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sound
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EEFE2EEA-278A-4F85-B2D2-8AFA3A45BBC3
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Label
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, Nadia Hashimi, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781483006758
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
EEFE2EEA-278A-4F85-B2D2-8AFA3A45BBC3
System control number
  • 1204010
  • 1204010
  • 1204010
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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